Wednesday (Week 5 | Term 3)

Welcome to Wednesday in our week filled with wonderful books.

Welcome back to Jayden M in 2JH, who has been on vacation in Cambodia and Thailand for several weeks. It was lovely to see his smiling face this morning.

Thank you to our loud and proud readers of our daily information and our learning timetable, Jayden M and Naomi.

On the third day of book week our reading/book quotes were as follows; they were read by KanyeYatin and Joshua from 2RG.

Book Week Investigations

Today we shared the CBCA shortlisted text, The Dress Up Box written by Patrick Guest and illustrated by Nathaniel Eckstrom.

The Frolleys have to move from their beloved house at 32 Sunshine Avenue to a place with dripping taps, stinky carpets and ants. But they have brought something with them that can turn any house into a home.  The Dress-Up Box is a story about childhood, belonging and the power of imagination.

About the Author
Patrick Guest was raised in the Melbourne beachside suburb of Seaford. Even as a child, Patrick was writing stories, starring in his own Powerful Patrick series: a major hit with his Mum, Dad and rabbit, Snowball. After gaining a commerce degree at Melbourne University, followed by a three-year stint with a big mining company, Patrick realised that he was possibly the world’s worst accountant. A dramatic change saw Patrick go back to study physiotherapy, and in 2000 he landed his dream job at the Sydney Olympics.  It wasn’t until his children were born that Patrick started writing professionally. Since then he’s had four picture books published – That’s What Wings are For, The Ricker Racker Club, Rabby the Brave and the acclaimed The Second Sky with Jonathan Bentley.

About the Illustrator
Nathaniel Eckstrom is an Illustrator based in Sydney, Australia. He has worked on a number of children’s picture books including The Ricker Racker Club, Road Trip and Stubborn Stanley. Nathaniel has also illustrated for a number of commercial clients including Cadbury, the ABC, SBS and King Island Dairy.

You can listen to the story read aloud here:

The students were then given the provocation of masking a dress up mask or piece of headgear themed on their own interests and ideas. This learning opportunity gave students the chance to use their learning power of creativity.


There was a lot of tidying up to do after a busy mask making session and the oval was quite wet after some morning rainfall, so we headed  over to the playground for 20 minutes of fitness.

For those wanting a challenge, Mrs Handforth suggested they should try to navigate the playground equipment without touching any of the silver metal. Well done to everyone for giving it a go, and to those children who made it along the equipment without stepping on a silver patch!


In Buddies we continue to prepare for our assemblies in Week 7 (2JH and 3IB) and Week 8 (2RG and 3JM) respectively. So, no pictures so as to not give away any surprises.


At the end of the day Indi shared her Flipchart and picture of the time she spent with Rainbow Mimi when she took her home overnight. Questions included: What did you and Rainbow Mimi have for dinner? Where did Rainbow Mimi sleep? What did she like best on tv? Thank you to Indi for sharing her learning and demonstrating bravery.

Spring Fair: Year 2 Hamper Collection

Your child was given this note to take home today. We should be grateful to receive any items via your child in class or you may send them directly to the school office. We thank you for your continued support of our school.

Moon Lantern Festival

The email below has been sent to families today. We include the message here too.


Dear Parents/Caregivers,

The Moon Lantern Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated when the moon is at its fullest and brightest. At Holy Family we will be celebrating the Moon Lantern Festival on: Friday 13 September

Students are invited to wear traditional or cultural clothing.

The 3JM and 2RG assembly will take place after recess at 11.00am and it will highlight cultural aspects of Moon Lantern Festival. Activities will include a lion dance, singing and sharing of cultural information. The winners of the Lantern Making Competition will also be announced at the assembly.

After assembly, students and families are invited back to their classrooms for a shared lunch.Students are encouraged to bring a plate of food that represents their culture.




And finally …  tomorrow is Thursday and Day 4 of Book Week! I wonder which exciting story we will be investigating tomorrow ….  ?




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